October 12th, 2022
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Addison Davis will celebrate National Walk to School Day at Grady Elementary School (3910 W Morrison Ave.) on October 12th at 7a.m. The Mayor will announce Grady as the newest location of a Crosswalks to Classrooms street mural.
The Mayor and Superintendent will join walk-to-school organization Sidewalk Stompers and their community partner BayCare in welcoming students walking and biking to Grady Elementary, Hillsborough County School District’s number one ranked elementary school this year.
The Mayor’s Crosswalk to Classroom program is a key element of the City’s Vision Zero Plan, designed to draw awareness to students’ bike and pedestrian needs on their route to school. The Mayor has participated in National Walk to School Day for the last three years, demonstrating her commitment to Tampa children’s healthy mobility.
“National Walk to School Day recognizes the importance of giving children safe and healthy routes to school,” said Emily Hinsdale, President of Sidewalk Stompers. “Keeping kids active and engaged in their community helps not just their own health, but the health of our whole city. We are delighted to have Mayor Castor join us to demonstrate Tampa’s commitment to making safe transportation a goal for everyone and especially for our school children.”
When: October 12th, 7a.m.
Where: 3910 W Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
Contact: Emily Hinsdale, President of Sidewalk Stompers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 813-849-3226
Sidewalks Stompers, an award-winning walk-to-school advocacy nonprofit, launched “Walk to School Wednesday” at Grady in 2019. The program is designed to increase student health, mental wellness, community connections, and road safety. Sidewalk Stompers currently offers programs at nine Hillsborough County public schools. Our vision is a new generation engaged in active transportation, growing up healthier and better invested in their community.